WASA looks at robots for sewer inspections

Underground robots might be coming soon to Peachtree City.

Although a final decision hasn’t yet been made, the city’s Water and Sewer Authority is exploring a proposal to have semi-autonomous robots conduct video camera inspections of sewer pipes.

The benefit of the proposal from Redzone Robotics is that it will allow the rest of the city’s sewer pipes to be inspected over a 15-month period. That’s a big change from the current process of inspecting a small portion of the pipe each year over a 10-year cycle. Read More»

New councilman comes aboard PTC Council

New councilman comes aboard PTC Council

New Peachtree City Councilman George Dienhart (L) was joined by his family Jan. 5 as he was sworn into office by Mayor Don Haddix. Dienhart takes the place of former post 2 Councilman Doug Sturbaum, who declined to run for re-election. Photo/John Munford.

Senoia changes fishing rules, mayor pro tem arrangement

It may not have been the most action-filled meeting, but the Senoia City Council on Jan. 9 took care of business relating to the fishing ordinance and adjusted the length of service of the mayor pro tem.

The council made an adjustment to the ordinance governing fishing at Marimac Lakes Park. The previous ordinance permitted fishing from May through September but council members voted to have the lake open for fishing throughout the year. Read More»

PTC saves $100K on litter pickup

The volunteers of Keep Peachtree City Beautiful are now doing more than helping free the city of litter and rubbish.

Now the organization is helping the city’s bottom line, too. To the tune of about $100,000. Read More»

F’ville eyes fines for false alarms

The Fayetteville City Council at its Jan. 19 meeting will hear the first reading of a false alarm ordinance. The proposed ordinance was first considered last summer but was tabled for further review. The need for the ordinance is said to come from the fact that 80 percent of calls result in false alarms.

Fayetteville Police Dept. spokesman Steve Crawshaw said response to alarm calls represents a significant expenditure of police resources. Read More»

In 3-2 vote, Tyrone Mayor Dial to replace Steele on ARC

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo from November 2011.

The defeat of former Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele in November’s election insured that Fayette County’s cities would have a new representative sitting on the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

And with a split 3-2 vote Monday from Fayette’s five mayors, new Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was elected to the position over Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Voting for Dial were Brooks Mayor Dan Langford Jr., Gary Laggis of Woolsey and Dial himself. Voting for Haddix were new Fayetteville mayor Greg Clifton and Haddix himself.
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Kroger wins ‘wine tasting’ exception from city council

Restaurants, convenience stores shut out by ordinance

Peachtree City wine aficionados get ready: the Kroger grocery company is preparing to offer wine tasting events, which won a sanction from the City Council Thursday night.

The ordinance forbids wine tasting at stores selling package liquor, and it seemingly eliminates wine tasting events at convenience stores by requiring an area “that is separated from the retail area of the premises by walls or other partitions that prohibit pedestrian traffic through the wine tasting area.” Read More»

PTC keeps control over TDK extension

Citizens worried about a possible resurrection of the TDK Boulevard extension from south Peachtree City into Coweta County can rest a lot easier now.

The Fayette County Commission has backed off its plans to condemn a city-owned tract northeast of the city airport that could have opened the door to the road.

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council approved a land swap with the county that will allow it to retain land in the path of the proposed road extension. Read More»

PTC adds 9 cop cars, subtracts 17 older models

Peachtree City police will be getting nine new patrol cars with a different badge on the front. Read More»

Grant to pay $136K for heart monitors

Peachtree City has won a $136,000 grant to purchase four new cardiac monitors for its four ambulances.

In doing so, the city can wipe some $38,000 it had planned to spend each of the next four years on financing the equipment.

The city will need to chip in $15,200 this year, but that may be achieved by getting trade-in value for its current cardiac monitors, said Assistant Fire Chief Joe O’Conor.

Otherwise, the fire department will absorb the cost from its budget for the current year. Read More»

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